Nearly 100 Year Old Pipe Bursts, Disrupting Downtown Dover
Major artery shutdown this morning after street flooding.
Drivers attempting to travel through downtown Dover were rerouted early Saturday. According to Fosters.com, a broken pipe was reported on Broadway around 11am. By mid afternoon, workers were still attempting to isolate the main water valves. Director of Community Services John Storer told Fosters "the water main break was in a 12 inch iron pipe that dates back to the 1920's." "It had split, and there is an adjoining sewer line that was damaged." Storer continued "we have to keep Broadway closed, because of all our equipment there." Fosters reported plans were to restore water to the area by Saturday night. The road block is currently affecting an area from Ham to Oak street, and is scheduled to reopen right around the time water is restored.
While workers were able to contain much of water by mid afternoon, parts of Broadway were still flooded. Water was seen streaming down the street.